North Liberty resident announces run for supervisors

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 12, 2013 5:00 AM

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North Liberty resident Lisa Green-Douglas has announced she will run for a spot on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors.

Green-Douglas said she is a strong advocate for several issues in Johnson County, including an expanded jail and more secure courtrooms, something the supervisors has worked on for years.

Bond referendums for these new facilities have been voted down twice.

Another issue Green-Douglass said she will work for in the county is a mental-health-crisis response team. This is something that has been enacted in Pottawattamie County, she said, and she will look into how it can be applied to Johnson County.

She will also work with the county on its land-use plan.

Green-Douglass said she became interested in politics after moving to Iowa. Upon seeing the caucuses in Iowa, she said, she began to understand the importance of politics on a local level.

“If you’re going to create change, you have to start locally first,” she said.

Before looking toward a political career, Green-Douglass was an educator. She taught high-school Spanish and was also a professor at Cornell College in Mount Vernon.

— by Daniel Seidl

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